Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.
Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.
Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Golem buff whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.
Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.
High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.
The stats shown here highlight some critical Amumu against Swain matchup statistics that may help you understand the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Amumu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Amumu may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Swain..
Amumu often has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Swain. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Amumu usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Swain, with a 50.4% win rate. Therefore, Amumu makes an ok counter to Swain.
While Amumu does have a higher winrate compared to Swain, when they face off with one another, Amumu also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Amumu into Swain.
Moreover, Amumu has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Swain. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Amumu vs Swain matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Amumu is a decent counter for Swain. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Amumu against Swain.
If you would like to truly master Amumu in order to counter Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Amumu often accumulates less CS relative to Swain. Champions who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Amumu versus Swain build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Sunfire Aegis, and Abyssal Mask. When Amumu bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better against Swain than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Amumu had an average winrate of 50.4% battling Swain with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Swain as Amumu, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Amumu vs Swain counterpicks, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.4% win rate overall.
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